The Club shall be known as the 'Cheadle United Services and War Memorial Bowling Club'
Officers: The President, Vice Presidents, Honorary General Secretary, Chairman and Honorary Treasurer shall each hold office for one year, but shall be eligible for re-election.
Management Committee shall consist of the requisite number of members to properly represent the Club’s aspirations and these shall be appointed each year at the Club’s AGM. The President, Honorary General Secretary, Chairman and Honorary Treasurer shall necessarily be members of the Committee and there shall be a minimum of eight further members. Seven members shall form a quorum.
The Management Committee shall have full executive powers to conduct and transact the affairs of the Club.
The President, Honorary General Secretary, Chairman and Honorary Treasurer shall be ex-officio members of all sub committees that the Management Committee may appoint. Decisions reached by any sub-committee shall not be effective until ratified by the Management Committee, unless the Management Committee has granted such sub-committee executive powers.
Any person wishing to join the Club shall complete a prescribed application form and shall have their application subsequently vetted by the Management Committee. The Management Committee shall reserve the right to refuse membership or to cancel membership where reasonable grounds exist. There shall be no undue delay in reaching a decision.
The annual subscription shall be fixed at each A.G.M. and such subscription shall be payable on or before the 31st May in each year.
A list of all members shall be displayed on the noticeboard in the Club Pavilion.
Members wishing to terminate membership of the Club shall inform the Secretary.
Life Membership: The Management Committee has the power to confer life membership on a member who upon reaching retirement age justifies this honour.
Financial Year: The financial year of the Club shall begin on the 1st November and end on the 31st October.
Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held within six weeks of the ending of the financial year.
Emergency General Meeting:
The Management Committee shall have the power to call an Emergency General Meeting.
Members of the Club may call an Emergency General Meeting provided that a minimum of ten members sign a written request and forward it to the Secretary.
In the event of 8.1. Or 8.2. The Honorary General Secretary shall arrange that an Emergency General Meeting shall take place within fourteen days of receipt of the request.
Competitions for the 'Charlesworth Cup' and 'The Woodward Cup' shall be held annually. Other 'named' trophies shall be competed for at the discretion of Management Committee in liaison with a Competitions Secretary who shall be appointed at the A.G.M.
Prizes shall be awarded to 'average' winners in each of the leagues that the Club competes in, and where results can be tabulated.
Amendment/s to Rules:
Notice of Amendment to the Rules of the Club must be submitted to the Honorary General Secretary at least twenty-eight days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.
An Amendment to the Rules must receive a two-thirds majority of those voting at the A.G.M. to be carried.
Interpretation of Rules and Other Questions: Management Committee shall be the sole interpreter of these Rules and shall deal with any question not provided for. There shall be no appeal procedure against decisions made.
CBC 003 Issue Dec 2008
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